The Sunday Alternative is a free podcast made for the love of discovering and sharing new music. I do it for free and am happy to do so. However, if you have enjoyed it then please do consider making a donation using this PayPal button. This will enable me to continue with this podcast and also to make other free entertainment, both in the fields of music and comedy, which I will make freely available online.

There is of course no obligation, but many thanks in advance if you do.

If everyone who hit this podcast paid one pound a month it would make a massive difference.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

The Sunday Alternative Podcast #28



Herod 'We Are The Failure'
Carnation 'The Great Deceiver'
Condor 'Duin'
Abscession 'Where Sleeping Gods Dwell'
Riti Occulti 'Alcyone'
Beautality 'Beauty In The Beyond'

As heard on The Sunday Alternative Podcast #20, the new video from Profane and the Sacred 'From The Top'

Sunday, 21 December 2014

The Sunday Alternative Podcast #27 Christmas Special



Maini Sorri 'Silent Night'
The Permanent Smilers 'My Mojo's Rocking Around The Christmas Tree'
5ft Walls At Zeros 'The Best Christmas'
Steve Blood 'The Last Christmas'
Boombox Seance 'Carol of the Bells'
Joy Shannon and the Beauty Marks 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)'
Men With Ven 'Worst Christmas Ever'

Sunday, 14 December 2014

The Sunday Alternative Podcast #26



Emma Bladon-Jones 'Partner In Crime'
Vinnie and The Stars 'No Demons'
BOESDEATH 'You Can't Spell Funeral Without Fun'
Ciccone Ritchie 'Bang Goes Evil'
Nienor 'Cleaned At Last'
Jake Morley 'Ghostess'

Sunday, 7 December 2014

The Sunday Alternative Podcast #25



Stream City 'Epoch of Revolution'
The Mithered 'The Town Where I was Born'
The Amplifires 'Life's A Gamble'
Baybo Squaybo 'Self Aware'
EB11 'System Breakdown'
Flaunt featuring Justin Jennings 'Have I Made My point?'

Sunday, 30 November 2014

The Sunday Alternative Podcast #24


 Trekkah featuring Parisa 'Deception'
Old Thunder '...and Your Blood Shall Nourish This Oak'
Eastfrisian Terror 'Lapskaus'
Anda Volley 'If I Could Turn Into A Black Rose'
Kevin Hewick 'Now Is Then'
Simon Waldram 'Brushfield Spots' (live on The Sunday Alternative 26th January 2014)

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Sunday, 9 November 2014

The Sunday Alternative Podcast #21



Jordan Klasson 'Firing Squad'
INC 'No Turning Back'
Horncrowned 'Extinction Apotheosis'
Thy Fallen Kingdom 'My Murderous Childhood'
Sparzanza 'Breathe'
Laster 'De Verste Verte Is Heir'

Sunday, 2 November 2014

The Sunday Alternative Podcast #20



Flashfires 'Circus Boy'
Profane and the Sacred 'From the Top'
Reverted 'Time' (acoustic)
Close Talker 'For The Sun'
Hayden Calnin 'Comatose'
Adam Larke 'Come Outside'


As heard on podcast 14 on 21st September, this is the video for 'The Mirror Cracked From Side to Side' by Arcane Winter.

New video from Spectral Haze, 'Mercurian Mantra'

Sunday, 26 October 2014

The Sunday Alternative Podcast #19



Metal Moth 'Moth To The Flame'
Hornwood Fell 'Tempesta'
Old Thunder 'Serpent Sovereign'
Spectral Haze 'Descent Through The Intravoidal'
THAW 'Afterkingdom'
Zaklon 'Dym'

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Sunday, 12 October 2014

The Sunday Alternative Podcast #17



Jake Morley 'Falter'
Swans 'Oxygen'
Betoken 'A Thirst For Knowledge'
Richie Ramone 'Entitled'
Morost 'Degression'
ssSHEENSss 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'
                      'Adios, Fuckers'

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Sunday, 21 September 2014

The Sunday Alternative Podcast #14



Sparzanza 'Underneath My Skin'
Hellion Rising 'The Beast'
Arca 'Thievery'
Liars 'I'm No Gold'
Arcane Winter 'The Mirror Cracked From Side To Side'
Yann Tierson 'Meteorites'
Klogr 'Failing Crowns'

Sunday, 14 September 2014

The Sunday Alternative Podcast #13



Ian Dury 'England's Glory'
The Levellers with Billy Bragg 'Hope Street'
The Barr Brothers 'Love Ain't Enough'
Blackwolf 'Kiss The Fire'
Matinee 'Missing Pieces of a Jigsaw'
Mordred 'The Baroness'
Spangle Corps 'Things Will Change'

Sunday, 7 September 2014

The Sunday Alternative Podcast #12


The Levellers & Imelda May 'What A Beautiful Day'
Ruinside 'In The Arms of Bitterness'
Mannequin Pussy 'Someone Like You'
Supertonic Sound Club featuring Dave Barker 'Scheherazade'
Lisa De'Ville 'Until The End of Time'
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 'Give Us A Kiss'
Blue Vulture 'Looking After Cats and Flowers'


Sunday, 31 August 2014

The Sunday Alternative Podcast #11

Mitch Benn 'A Minutes Noise For John'
The CTRL 'You Say It Best'
Smilex 'Wasted Youth'
Hagg Farm Conspiracy 'Winter Rain'
Circle Jerks 'I Just Want Some Skank'
The Fuse 'Reload'
The Undertones 'Teenage Kicks'

Sunday, 24 August 2014

The Sunday Alternative Podcast #10


Asbo Peepshow 'No Lucky Rabbit's Foot'
Musical Juice 'A Sad Affair'
Wayne Hussey 'Wither On The Vine'
Past The Fall 'Injustice'
Seven Deadly 'The Wrath'
Sparzana 'Underneath My Skin'
The Vaselines 'One Lost Year'
The Dickies 'Nights In White Satin'

I am aware that in a bid to get this recorded in one take I have mispronounced a couple of band names. No offence intended.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

The Sunday Alternative Podcast #9


O Captain My Captain read by Tom O'Bedlam
Robin Williams & Bobby McFerrin 'Come Together'
Avec Sans 'All Of Time'
Last Of The Barstools 'Don't Let The Bad Guys Win'
Blackwolf 'Moving Mountains'
The Brew 'Repeat'
Fire Red Empress 'Left Unspoken'
Glenn Hodge Banned 'Ignoramus'
The Simmertones 'Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps'

Details on the Planet Rock tour can be found here.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Sunday, 3 August 2014

The Sunday Alternative Podcast #7



Damn Vandals 'Cities Of A Plastic World'
Less Than Nothing 'Never Enough, Never Give Up'
Maps 'To The Sky' (M83 remix)
Liz Lawrence 'Health and Safety'
The Barr Brothers 'Even The Darkness Has Arms'
Never A Hero 'The Hollow and The Crow'

Sorry for a few problems, I'm a bit out of practice but next week will be better!

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Sunday, 29 June 2014

The Sunday Alternative Podcast #5



Dick Venom & The Terrortones 'Valley Of The Allyalligator Girls'
The Hate Colony 'Recheck'
Plastikman 'Extrude'
Anand Wilder 'Wedding Day'
Visualise/Colours/Stop 'Projected Thoughts'
Jac Dalton 'Roll With The Punches'
(HED) P.E. 'One More Body'
Fire Red Empress 'Left Unspoken'

(Apologies for calling Fire Red Empress 'Red Fire Empress', I was mixing them up with a band from Nottingham. No offence intended).

Sunday, 15 June 2014

The Sunday Alternative Podcast #4

 Rik Mayall 'Noble England'*
Anticure 'Better Of You'
Big Deal 'Always Boys'
Cold Specks 'Bodies At Bay'
Daisy Victoria 'Heart Full Of Beef'
Electric Baths 'Simple Sun'
Johnny Kowalski 'Tequila Song'
The Young Ones '(All The Little Flowers Are) Happy'*

*Played in tribute to Rik Mayall who died this week.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

The Sunday Alternative Podcast #3



Robyn Hughes-Jones 'J'adore'
The Sons 'Relic'
Cabaret Voltaire 'Nag Nag Nag'
Dot Dash '(Here's To) The Ghosts Of The Past'
I Am Fire 'Eyes Wide Open'
Parzival 'Airyanem Vaeja Purana'
Perfect Beings 'Helicopter'
The David Liberty Band 'X&Y'

Sunday, 18 May 2014

The Sunday Alternative Podcast #2



A massive thank you to everyone who listened to the first one, I wasn't sure if it would work but the first podcast tipped the 2000 listener mark during the week. Let's make this one even bigger!

Never A Hero 'Burning Skies'
Raging Speedhorn 'The Hate Song'
Liars 'Pro Anti Anti'
Dot Legacy 'Kennedy'
Icons 'Helios'
Perfect Beings 'Primary Colours'
Ben Frost 'Nolan'
Calling All Astronauts 'Hands Up Who Wants To Die'

(I referred to Raging Speedhorn as 'coming over' to appear at Sonisphere' because I was reading the wrong bit of my notes. They are of course a British band and don't have to 'come over' to play. Whoops.)


Sunday, 4 May 2014

The Sunday Alternative Podcast #1



Enjoy...

Herod - We Are The Failure
Six Toes - The Morning After Melodrama
American Head Charge - Sugars Of Someday
Ray Bonneville - Love Is Wicked
Ian Prowse - I Did It For Love
Headline Maniac - Get Away
The Final Chapter - Sins
Reverted - Die My Saint

The mentioned American Head Charge campaign on Indie GoGo is here.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

It's Not The End...

So this is the end of an era, and hopefully the start of another. The Sunday Alternative said good bye to Trent Sound today, there were no tears although a little sadness.


I was so involved with keeping the show running while at the same time drafting a speech, that I forgot to write down the songs I played. Never mind, this is the final goodbye speech to the Trent Sound listeners.

I've really enjoyed doing The Sunday Alternative, in an age of bland, same six songs all day long radio, to have total creative freedom is something to cherish, not just for the presenters but also for you the listeners.

First of all I'd like to thank all the people who helped with the show. Co-presenters Chris Underwood, Erik Petersen, Dick Venom, Penny Reeve, Bainy, Andy Haynes (who also deputised along with Jason Loftus and Lee Beaumont), and Gary Barwell. Thanks to all the live bands who have played; Circus Envy, The Golden Troubadours, Adam Clarkson and Rob Rosa, Jack Kansas, Patrick Plunkett, William Tennant, Marc Reeves, Will Jefferey, Barnum Meserve, Jake Morley, Practical Lovers, Fighting Evil Is Cool, All So Wreckless, Centre Excuse, Fields, Lunar Park, Rebel Rebel, Matt Blick, Explode The TV, NYA, POM, The Sea Above, Minimum, Lucks Lane, Blue Vulture, Chloe McShane, One Million Motors, City Of Kites, Simon Waldram and Wild Man Of Europe.

Thank you for listening since September 11th 2011, but please be assured that it is not over for The Sunday Alternative. After a short break I'll be back with a weekly video series, and I'll be showcasing new music on my new monthly podcast BlogCast Monthly, available by email only so send a blank email to blogcastmonthly@gmail.com to catch that on the last Friday of the month from April. My American show The Sound Of Nottingham UK continues on Connecticut's Robin Hood Radio, and I'm keeping other irons in the fire.

Keep an eye on my Twitter @SteveOliver76 and @SundayAlt for updates, and the Facebook page. Don't forget you can hear all the old shows at mixcloud.com/thesundayalternative.

Thank you again.

Sunday, 9 March 2014


I was joined in the studio by Wild Man Of Europe for what will sadly be the final live music session on the show. Nobody here is that keen on the changes, but there's very little that can be done at this point.


The live set was excellent though, helped by the fact that they are a nice bunch of people. I'm always a little apprehensive when it's a band I've not met in person but I didn't need to be today.

1pm-2pm

Al Jolson 'Mr Radio Man'
Your Favourite Enemies 'Where Did We Lose Each Other?'
The Sea 'I Hear The Drums'
Billy Bragg 'She's Leaving Home'
Eddie & The Hot Rods 'Once Bitten Twice Shy'
Flys 'Love And A Molotov Cocktail'
Buzzcocks 'Raison D'etre'
Stuntman Mike 'Promise'
Chinese Whispers 'Coming Up For Air'
Big Audio Dynamite 'Sudden Impact'
David Bowie 'I'm Divine'
                     'Toy'
                     'Silly Boy Blue'


2pm-3pm

Tom Jarvis 'No-one Understands'
                  'Chocolate'

Wild Man Of Europe live session:
'Red Tarn Blues'
'The End Credits'
'Set With The Sun'
'Reincarnate'
'Old Fashioned Flame'

PIL 'Acid Drops'
Boomtown Rats 'Mary Of The Forth Form'
Lagwagon 'I Must Be Hateful'
Mudhoney 'Touch Me I'm Sick'


Monday, 3 March 2014

Savior On The Tram

I was just stepping on the tram on the way to the studio, (three stops away) when my phone rang. It was Mandi to tell me that I had picked up last week's weekly tram pass instead of the current, valid one. Not only did I step straight into the path of the ticket inspector, but the tram was filled with what I refer to as 'cunt squad' (hasn't caught on yet); the high-visabilty jacket wearing bunch of jobsworth ticket inspectors. For some reason they need a team of six to do this job, which means that as it is Sunday the tram company are actually paying twelve wages as today is double time (I only ever show my pass to one of them on principal of the fact that it is a one person job), so I was fucked. I explained to the ticket guy that I had picked up the wrong pass, hoping that he would understand. Maybe it was the presense of cunt squad (seriously, they'll all be calling them that soon) that made him do his job to the letter, but he said that I would have to buy a ticket. I only had 1.40 in change on me, and they don't take cards on the tram. I said that I would use my card to buy a ticket from the machine at the next stop, but of course the new machines weren't working. My next offer was to buy a return ticket on my way back, but that wasn't good enough either. I explained who I was and that I was on my way to do my radio show, and I can only assume that he either isn't a lover of high quailty music, or he works this shift every Sunday afternoon and hasn't had the chance to listen to my show (I should have told him that all the shows are available on Mixcloud) because that didn't work either. Just when I thought that I would have to get off and be late for my own show, a stranger gave me the 60p difference as an act of kindness. That man saved radio today, and if you like music, you owe him a drink.

The show was a busy one, in the first hour I was talking to punk poet Eagle Spits about his charity work for Casa Alianza, and the four volume compilation album he has released, Punk 4 The Homeless. He brought his book of poetry with him too, so in addition to playing a few tracks from the album he also performed one of his poems. 



My musical guest was Adam Clarkson of Captain Dangerous, in to play three brand new songs from the band. I've known Adam about four years but been a fan of the band for longer, and he is always a pleasure to talk to. The main thrust of our conversations, on and off air, are mentioned in my main blog. The songs were great, I can't wait to hear the full band versions. 

(Note: This was Adam's third appearance on The Sunday Alternative)


1pm-2pm

Al Jolson 'Mr Radio Man'
Hate Colony 'Cottonmouth' 
Max Lisa 'Fly Away'
Qui 'Songbirds'
Tomorrow Come The Wolves 'Lover's Eyes'
Zooparty featuring Glenn Matlock 'P.M.A.'
Grave Robber 'Invisable Man'
Monkish '17p For A Freddo'

2pm-3pm

Coffee House session, The Landed:
'Leaving So Soon'
'Lovely Day'
'Things To Talk About'

Adam Clarkson, live performance:
'Hang Your Head In Shame Darlin''
'Down And Out In Kennleworth'
'King Richard 4th'

Captain Dangerous 'Then She Kissed Me'
Reason 'Before The Dawn'
Jac Dalton 'For Your Love'

David Bowie 'Dirty Boys'
                     'Rock & Roll Suicide'

Monday, 24 February 2014

All alone in the studio this week, just me and some great music!

1pm-2pm

Al Jolson 'Mr Radio Man'
Eddie & The Hot Rods 'The Power And The Glory'
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates 'Dr Feelgood'
Dr Feelgood 'Milk & Alcohol'
Melissa Moore 'Everyone Is Dead'
                        'Moonage Daydream'
The Drones 'Lookalikes'
Snuff 'Let The Music Play'
Dexy's Midnight Runners 'There There My Dear'
Carter USM 'Billy Smart's Circus'
David Bowie 'TVC15'/'Modern Love'/'Rebel Rebel/'Heroes' (Live Aid)

2pm-3pm

Your Favourite Enemies 'First Day Of My Life'
                                      'Where Did We Lose Each Other?'
Sham 69 'Borstal Breakout' (12")
Spunge 'Centrefold'
Spearhead 'Never Gonna Give You Up'
Patrick Plunkett 'Hooked On Desire'/'Millionaire'/'Come Home Tonight' (Sunday Alt session, 6th November 2011)
Nirvana vs The Bee Gees 'Smells Like Stayin' Alive'
The Smiths vs Michael Jackson 'Barbarism Begins With Billie Jean'
The Fall 'Mr Pharmacist'
New Order 'True Faith'

Sunday, 16 February 2014

I'm Back


Back in the swing of things after a week off last week, with a live session from Patrick Plunkett who had taken the trouble to drive up from London to appear ahead of his gig in Nottingham this Friday at Jamcafe. This was his second appearance on the show, (the third returning guest), having performed on The Sunday Alternative way back in 2011.

1pm-2pm

Al Jolson 'Mr Radio Man'
Eddie & The Hot Rods 'Quit This Town'
Tomorrow Comes The Wolves 'Lover's Eyes'
The Kut 'No Trace'
Mudhoney 'Trademark Of Quality'
Damn Vandals 'I Bring You Love'
The Enfields 'I'm For The Things You Do'
Tennessee Thompson 'Slippin' and Slidin''
Echo & The Bunnymen 'Forgiven'
David Bowie 'Beauty & The Beast'
                     'Magic Dance'
                     'Dead Man Walking' (acoustic)

2pm-3pm

Johnny Lucas 'Lilo'
                      '7 Nation Army'

Patrick Plunkett live performance:
'Good Is No Good'
'Rainfall'
'MTV Dream'
'Wanderer'

The Cure 'Where The Birds Always Sing'
Pop Will Eat Itself 'Rock-A-Hula-Baby'
Qui 'Kicked Out Of Mime College'
Faith No More vs Queen 'Under Midlife Crisis Pressure'
The Alarm 'Down The Road'
Big Audio Dynamite 'Medicine Show'
Willie Nelson 'Bring Me Sunshine'

Sunday, 2 February 2014

On The Phone

I didn't book a live music guest this weekend as I didn't think there would be enough time due to having two important phone interviews lined up; Barrie Masters from Eddie & The Hot Rods in the first hour, and Pauline Black of The Selector in the second. As everyone knows I'm a huge fan of the Rods and I've known them for about thirteen years so it was an easy interview. I think I confused Pauline a little by referencing some of her other work just to show her that she was talking to a genuine fan instead of a run of clueless local radio DJs that phoner sessions usually involve. With these two interviews sorted, I devoted much of the show to these artists and similar acts.

1pm-2pm (includes interview with Barrie Masters)

Al Jolson 'Mr Radio Man'
Sex Pistols 'Pretty Vacant'
Eddie & The Hot Rods 'Do Anything You Wanna Do'
Dr Feelgood 'Walking On The Edge'
Eddie & The Hot Rods 'Why Should I Care'
                                    'Gloria/Satisfaction'
                                    'On The Run'
                                    'Horseplay'
                                    'Better Without You'
                                    'Teenage Depression'
                                    'Get Out Of Denver'

2pm-3pm

Pauline Black & The Neville Staple Band 'Three Minute Hero'/'On My Radio'/'Too Much Pressure' (live at City Pulse, Nottingham)
The Specials 'Ghost Town'
The Selector 'Big In Body'
Billie Holiday 'When You're Smiling'
Pauline Black 'I Can See Clearly Now'
The Selector 'Back In Black'
Madness 'It Must Be Love'
The Specials 'Friday Night & Saturday Morning'
                    'Gangsters'
Breadchasers 'Things Will Be Better'

Monday, 27 January 2014

You Can Help

You may have noticed that there is a PayPal donate button above this blog. This is to enable me to work independently to create short films, podcasts, and other such things that will be made available for free without profit to myself.

I am trying to raise the funds to make a short documentary about The Sunday Alternative, and you can help by making donations (any amount is greatly appreciated) towards the costs. In return, I will host a free screening of the film, which will be made available at a later time on YouTube.

The film will feature interviews with past presenters, musicians, and most importantly the fans of the show. It was thought of when the show celebrated its second birthday but there wasn't enough time.

To see this film made and released this year, please consider making a donation.

Many thanks

Steve

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Best Song Ever!


It was Twitter to the rescue once again, as my live guest Simon Waldram came via a shout out a couple of weeks ago. In fact, it was my former co-presenter Penny who put us in touch with each other. He seemed shy at first, but he was a good laugh and as he walked into my broadcast booth for the interview he commented on my great taste in music! I was playing 'Shadowplay' by Joy Division at the time.

You will notice that I played two versions of 'Louie Louie'. I think it is well documented that I collect versions of this song (along with 'I Love Rock and Roll' and 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'), so I was referring to the fiftieth anniversary of the FBI investigation into the lyrics of the version by The Kingsmen, as mentioned in a recent article in The Guardian that I wasn't asked to contribute to. I took along the Richard Berry original and Motorhead's cover, thinking that The Kingsmen version would be in the system. It wasn't.

1pm-2pm

Al Jolson 'Mr Radio Man'
Motorhead 'Louie Louie'
Colour Code 'Dance With The Times'
Dangerous Girls 'Don't Give Me Sense Give Me Rhythm'
The Trashmen 'King Of The Surf'
Jan & Dean 'The Little Old Lady From Pasadena'
Joy Division 'Shadowplay'
Damn Vandals 'Twist Up And Tangle'
David Bowie 'Scream Like A Baby'
Warpaint 'Ashes To Ashes'
David Bowie 'Word On A Wing'

2pm-3pm

Richard Berry 'Louie Louie'

Simon Waldram live performance
'Brushfield Spots'
'Family Album'
'Resenah'
'Thermal Girl'

Larry & The Blue Notes 'Night Of The Sadist'
The Nightcrawlers 'I Don't Remember'
Kraftwerk 'Europe Endless'
MG & The Escorts 'A Someday Fool'
Sonny Cole 'Robinson Crusoe Bop'
Television Personalities 'Where's Bill Grundy Now?'
Sultans Of Ping FC 'Where's Me Jumper?'
The Undertones 'You've Got My Number (Why Don't You Use It)'
The Clash 'Straight To Hell'

*Simon prefers the Black Flag version of 'Louie Louie'.

Monday, 20 January 2014

Fizz, Crackle, Hiss!


No Gary again this week as he has injured himself, but I was joined by City Of Kites who were another session guest organised on Twitter. I hadn't realised how established each member of the band were among Nottingham bands, forming something of a supergroup. As always they performed in the second hour, but sadly the recording of the entire show isn't goood enoough to upload to Mixcloud due to the crackling quality due to something going wrong during broadcast that had an adverse effect on my recording.

1pm-2pm

Al Jolson 'Mr Radio Man'
The Fabulous Wailers 'Turn And Run'
Human League 'Do Or Die (ultrasound mix)'
Guns & Roses 'November Rain (acoustic)'
Gerry Trimble 'Winds Of Change'
The Who 'Won't Get Fooled Again'
Primal Scream 'Loaded'
Klaus Nomi 'The Cold Song'
Big Audio Dynamite '2000 Shoes'

2pm-3pm

The Bad Shepherds 'I Fought The Law'

City Of Kites live session:
'Undo You'
'Laura'
'I Envy You'
'The Dotted Line'

David Bowie 'The Man Who Sold The World (acoustic'
David Bowie & Freddie Mercury 'Under Pressure (acapella)'
David Bowie vs Lenny Kravitz 'Mama Said I'd Be Famous'
Stevie Wonder vs Metallica 'Sad But Superstitious'
Johnny Thunders And The Heartbreakers 'I Wanna Be Loved'
The Stooges 'Loose'
Carter USm 'Good Grief Charlie Brown'

Monday, 13 January 2014

It's Sunday Fucking Lunchtime Kids!


Alone again in the presenting studio, although I was (as a last minute Twitter-to-the-rescue-arrangment) joined for a live acoustic session from One Million Motors, or John as I call him. He played seven songs, breaking the record for longest performance on the show and raising the bar for effort. Within a brilliant set he did drop a couple of fuck-bombs, which I immediately apologised on air for.

1pm-2pm

Al Jolson 'Me Radio Man'
Sandie Shaw & The Smiths 'I Don't Owe You Anything'
Reel Big Fish 'Don't Let Me Down'
K Walker 'One Minute To Zero'
Ronnie Pearson 'Hot Shot'
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones 'Simmer Down'
Donnie White 'Your Kind Of Loving'
Smash Mouth 'I'm A Believer'
Justin Hines & The Dominoes 'Carry Go Bring Home'
Eddie & The Hot Rods 'Do Anything You Wanna Do'
                                    'Teenage Depression'
David Bowie 'Ziggy Stardust (acoustic)'
                     'Sweet Head (acoustic)'
Mod Fiction 'Quit Stalling'

2pm-3pm

Igor Presnyakov 'Enter Sandman'

One Million Motors live session:
'To The Death'
'Never Alone'
Here's To Life'
'You'
'Everything'
'Golden'
'Potemkin City Limits'

Scritti Politti 'The Sweetest Girl'
The Lornes 'Hangman'
The Blockheads 'Boys Will Be Boys' (having just been emailed the track by the band)
International Exiles 'Let's Be Sophisticated'
Primitive Calculators 'Do The Icepick'
Dum Dum Girls 'Pay For Me'

Monday, 6 January 2014

Happy New Technical Fault!

Selfie

The first edition of The Sunday Alternative of the new year kicked off in pretty typical Trent Sound style, with my music not being in the studio system. I contacted the controller who said that he would update the system when he got home and do it remotely. The songs hadn't left the shared Dropbox folder, so even refreshing the system was hopeless. To get around this, we did the first forty minutes of the show by finding our chosen tracks on Youtube, which was a bodge of a solution but at least helped to tide us over.

1pm-2pm

Chas & Dave 'Auld Lang Syne'
Regina Spektor 'My Dear Acquaintance'
Counting Crows 'A Long December'
Parry Grip 'Doctor Who'
Jon Pertwee 'Who Is The Doctor'
Nenah Cherry 'Buffalo Ting Spirit'
Michael Jackson vs The Doors 'Billie Jean On A Storm'
The Everly Brothers 'Omaha'
The Freshies 'I'm In Love With The Girl On The Manchester Virgin Records Checkout Desk'

2pm-3pm

The Orb 'Valley'
Roberta Tovey 'Who's Who'
Great Lake Swimmers 'Gonna Make It Through This Year'
Sir Henry & His Butlers 'Bye Bye Johnny'
Utah Saints 'Something Good (High Contrast Mix)'
Spike Jones 'All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth'
The Beez 'Apathy'
Dean Carter 'Jailhouse Rock'
Johnny Skiles 'Rock Jump Boogie'
Sean Bonniwell 'Double Yellow Line'
Sesame Street Cast 'Keep Christmas With You'